Set to be released together with the “Low Free Throw Line” the Air Jordan 3 NRG Dunk Contest are set to drop on the 30th Anniversary of the throw line dunk from 1988. They will be a signature mark of a glorious moment in history that has been celebrated for decades. This will be Air Jordan’s way of recognizing the event, by giving us the White Cement Jordan 3 that Michael Jordan wore during the dunk, or at least an almost replica of it.
Air Jordan 3 NRG Dunk Contest
Color: White/Fire Red-Cement Grey Black
Style Code: 923096-101
Release Date: February 14, 2018
What I’m getting at with my clever twist above is that the new sneaker shares a lot of feature with the original Air Jordan 3’s that Michael Jordan war to the Dunk Contest, and rightfully so, as they are a celebration of this infamous moment.
The release of this sneakers comes on 14th February 2018 and will be available in Jordan Brand stores as well as Nike’s official website. The Jordan’s are expected to retail at $200.
Although there are alike, a few details separate the original from 1988 and the new release of 2018. The new Jordan 2018 release has the ‘147’ number on the tongue, this has been stamped here to symbolize Michael Jordans total points (in the final round) of the Dunk Contest.
The heel also sees some changes as ‘3:51’ is stamped, this is the time Michael Jordan took flight.
Some of the resemblances are the color scheme where they both share; Black, Red, White, and Cement-Gray. There’s also the translucent outsole, it resembles that of early 2000. This gives the sneaker a pretty old school look.
Jordan Brand has also made sure to include a red stripe on the left sneaker, right at the bottom. The stripe is a representation of the free throw line where Michael stood.
This shoe is almost a re-edition of Michael Jordans dunk only this time we know what happens.
That slam dunk Michael Jordan achieved is recognized as been as masterful and it put the Air Jordan 3 in the picture. It became iconically recognized and was affiliated with the masterpiece Jordan created in the contest. These are attributes that the Jordan Brand has tried to create in the new Jordans and remind people how awesome the event and the sneakers were. They have also gone ahead to improve its design to achieve some of 2018’s aesthetic and performance necessities.
This has made the Air Jordan 3 NRG Dunk Contest an all rounded sneaker one we can enjoy and celebrate as Jordan Brand lovers and basketball fans.